Sony have announced UK pricing for their OLED Walkman X, which will land in stores tomorrow. Two versions of the Walkman X will be available - 16GB and 32GB - priced at £209 ($319) and £270 ($412) respectively, though we're expecting US prices (whenever they're announced) to be lower.
Sony's X Series OLED touchscreen Walkman has landed in the US, appearing for sale at the official SonyStyle store. Both 32GB and 16GB models are listed, priced at $399.99 and $299.99 respectively; that's the same as we saw back in May, when the PMPs appeared for pre-order on Amazon.
Trying out Sony's new OLED Walkman was a no-brainer, even if the only review unit they could provide was a Japanese model. I've spent a week with the NW-X1050, trying to decide whether OLED is enough to wrench the PMP crown from Apple and the iPod touch; this isn't a review as such, as some of the functionality - notably YouTube and the Access browser - wouldn't work, but think of it as a preview for the US model.
A video demonstrating Sony's OLED touchscreen - as used on the new Sony Walkman - in silky-smooth action has emerged, courtesy of Flixmedia.tv. The clip demonstrates menu animations and transitions that certainly seem to be on a par with the iPhone and iPod touch, perhaps the first time we can say that about a rival PMP.
Video demo after the cut
Sony’s answer to iPod Touch lacks screen real estate at 0.5 inch smaller in diagonal. The full disclosure from Hk’s Sonystyle revealed a 3-inch AMOLED touchscreen, much smaller and pocket-friendly X-series Walkman with a fully digital noise cancellation to rival Apple iTouch. There isn’t much updates on this breathtaking device from here, and all we know is it’s coming this Summer. Most of the development were contributed from UK, and the latest news over there is it could be out as early as May 10th.
Full specifications of Sony's OLED-display NWZ-X1000-series Walkmans have emerged, courtesy of the Hong Kong SonyStyle store. The listing confirms the 3-inch WQVGA 432 x 240 OLED display together with the supported file types and maximum resolutions of the media the Walkman will play.
The concept videos for Sony's flexible OLED Walkman were apparently playing somewhere in the booth, and luckily for us, the folks over at Sony Insider caught some footage of it and uploaded it for the world to see. Interested in seeing what could very well be the future of portable music players? Watch the video after the jump.
The Walkman was a household name back in the good old days; I got my share of Walkman in tape, optical disk but somehow never longed for an MP3 version. I wonder it has anything to do with the iPod? Nearly 30 years of carrying the brand “Walkman”, Sony preps to launch its most advanced and feature-rich Walkman Music player ever at the coming CES 2009.
Everyone's favorite legendary name in personal music players, that being the Walkman, has been revealed to be expanding the family with the high-end Sony Walkman A series. UK retailer Play.com has created a placeholder spot for the new series of digital music players, this piece of industrial design looking rather different from all of its predecessors, it having a headphone jack at the bottom, a single thumb-indented Home button in the center bottom on the front, and the entire works looking rather like a smartphone with a large touchscreen taking up the majority of the real-estate. The back of the device has the Walkman "W" with only a smaller version of the text logo near the bottom and a reset button to keep it company - it's lonely there at the back.
Goodbye, MiniDisc, we loved you. Well, perhaps not love, but at least a grudging regard. Unfortunately, grudging regards don't add up to sales, and Sony has decided to axe the MZ-RH1 MiniDisc Hi-MD Walkman in September this year. Worry not about your precious MiniDiscs themselves, however; those still using the format will have time to stock up.